Chicago IRL #4: ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Chicago IRL (In Real Life) is an arts and literary digest cataloging contemporary queer creative culture in Chicago. We document not only existing queer talent but also create new collaborations and explorations.Chicago IRL launched in June 2011 and is a co-production of graphic designer Topher McCulloch, a South Dakota native who blew into town four years ago and tries to make something awful every day, and Joseph Varisco, a graduate student of social work, Chicago native and creator of the Queer Culture & Social Media Study. We are both passionate about documenting contemporary cultural happenings in and around Chicago. We are now preparing our fourth issue for publication, and we need your help.
In the first three issues, Chicago IRL has featured diverse work from across the spectrum by over 60 contributors. We are an open call, open submission publication that loves meeting new people through their creative work and we are always looking to include more voices. We hope you will find something that makes you laugh or stimulates you to take action. We only wish to keep it weird and sexy.